• Travel Planning Camera Notes
    General Travel

    Useful Tips to Prepare for a Gap Year

    So you have decided that it is time to have a gap year. Preparation is one of the easiest ways to have a free-flowing and hassle-free trip. Planning finances, money, travel insurance, health and safety will depend on adequate pre-planning of your itinerary. Planning can be completed within a few weeks and is usually a good way to get a broad understanding of some of the challenges of your upcoming gap year. The first thing to consider is if you are going to stay in one place for a long period or move frequently. The following activities will impact on your planning: Volunteering Working Backpacking and sight seeing Sporting activities…

  • Red Wine
    Beverages

    The Culture of Wine

    A glass of wine in the evening is a pleasure enjoyed by millions of people around the world. It is consumed with dinner, with friends, after a stressful day, in the bath or out in the garden. It seems we need little excuse to pour a glass or two. But has it always been this way or is this something new? It is thought that wine production began between 6,000BC and 3,000BC in the Persian and Georgia area. Stories of this time mention a king’s daughter who ate spoiled grapes in an attempt to end her own life after falling out with the king. Instead of dying, the girl felt…